VALA2016 Proceedings

 

The VALA2016 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 9 - 11 February 2016. 

The following papers were presented at VALA2016. See also the VALA2016 Program.

Creative Commons License
All works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License unless specifically stated.


 

 
VALA2016 Conference logo
vala peer reviewed
 
Emma Lawler
Emma Lawler
 

The producers: rethinking roles to create an in-Library production team

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Rethink IT
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 10:50 - 11:20
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-7-lawler

Emma Lawler

Macquarie University, NSW

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s16

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

Staff at Macquarie University Library (MUL) have employed Project Based Learning (PBL) to facilitate multimedia skill development. This approach has created a team of people who are agile, enquiring, and creative. The paper suggests that by combining the application of a new set of media literacy skills with technology enhanced project-based learning, library technicians and frontline service librarians are given the opportunity to work on projects that equip staff with highly transferrable skills and a new attitude to projects and work while providing quality online information literacy support online at point of need to MUL clients.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

VALA FB profile 180
vala peer reviewed

Learning by (more than) doing: developing staff capability through the collaborative creation of an eLearning module

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Learning
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 10:50 - 11:20
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-7-deacon

Megan Deacon, Amy Han, Melanie Thorn and Steven Yates

Monash University, Vic

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s17

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

This paper describes how Monash University Library created an online learning copyright resource for university staff as an artefact of an in-house blended learning course. The Copyright Module was developed through library staff collaboration and transference of skills. The team undertook continuous evaluation from multiple perspectives to inform the design, development and implementation of the module. Through this multi-dimensional approach, the team was able to create prototype activities for the module and use them to create other resources by involving the target audience in decisions about the module’s improvement. This process has led to a template of design principles for future work on this module, making it a sustainable model for in-house development of other online learning resources.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

 
VALA2106 Conference logo
vala peer reviewed
 

Beyond library walls: supporting academic capacity building with digital technologies

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 7: Rethink IT
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-7-chua

Sharon Chua

Deakin University, Vic

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s18

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

The use of digital technology tools is one of the many ways to help academics meet student-learning needs. With diverse student cohorts and high enrolment numbers, there is also a challenge for library support to be inclusive, engaging and sustainable. Academics are often time poor and unaware of how these digital technologies can be used to contribute to their teaching. This paper is written from a business librarian's perspective on how academics were supported in learning and utilising digital technologies. It consists of a critical reflection of the journey.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

 
VALA2016 Conference logo
VALA Travel Scholar
VALA Peer Reviewed
 
Ingrid Mason
Ingrid Mason
 

Linked open data and Australia's GLAMs

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 10:50 - 11:20
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-mason

Ingrid Mason

Intersect Australia, NSW

Rowan Brownlee

Australian National Data Service, ACT

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s19

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

Linked open data (LOD) methods are increasingly being applied to aggregate and integrate data and impact upon data and technical infrastructures enabling resource discovery and interoperability. In October to November 2015, the authors visited nine teams leading the way with LOD practices, in programmes, institutes, universities, and libraries in the USA, Europe, and the UK. This paper presents the nature of LOD methods, the context for practice change, insights from site visits as exemplars of practice change, and an accompanying analysis in support of Australian GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) practice change.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

 
VALA2016 Conference logo
vala peer reviewed
 

Building a richly-featured library management platform that puts patron privacy first, using Meteor and Mylar

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 11:25 - 11:55
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-rundle

Hugh Rundle

Brimbank Libraries, Vic

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s20

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

Professional discourse amongst librarians has long emphasised the importance of user privacy, yet modern library systems have weak privacy protections and poor data security practices. This paper presents a conceptual model for a library circulation system, using the open source encryption software Mylar. The system would provide control over assets for libraries, whilst also allowing patrons to borrow anonymously and access private and secure enriched discovery services.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

 
VALA2016 Conference logo
vala peer reviewed
 

GlamMapping Trove

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Geek Speak
Wednesday 10 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-8-betti

Arianna Betti

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Thom Castermans, Bettina Speckmann and Kevin Verbeek

Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

and Hein van den Berg

VU Amsterdam & University of Groningen

Please tag your comments, tweets, and blog posts about this session: #vala16 #s21

Read the paper, view the video of the presentation on the VALA2016 GigTV channel and view the presentation slides here:

Abstract

This paper presents the current state of development of GlamMap, a visualisation tool that displays library metadata on an interactive, computer-generated geographic map. The focus in the paper is on the most crucial improvement achieved in the development of the tool: GlamMapping Trove. The visualisation of Trove’s sixty-million book records is possible thanks to an improved database structure, more efficient data retrieval, and more scalable visualisation algorithms. The paper analyses problems encountered in visualising massive datasets, describes remaining challenges for the tool, and presents a use case demonstrating GlamMap’s ability to serve researchers in the history of ideas.

 

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License.

 

Contact Us

iconVALA 
PO Box 443,
Warrandyte Victoria 3113

icon Contact VALA via . 

icon +61 3 9844 2933

icon www.vala.org.au

Go to top